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Town Of Brookline Invites Residents To Public Hearing On Draft Solid Waste Regulations

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The Department of Public Health & Human Services and the Department of Public Works would like to invite the public to attend a public hearing on the draft Solid Waste Regulations.

The hearing, hosted by the Advisory Council on Public Health, will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 05:30 p.m. via live webinar. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance for this webinar by visiting here.

The updated draft solid waste regulations have been developed as part of the town’s comprehensive Rodent Action Plan.

The intent of the update is to provide more controls regarding waste storage, placement and security, with an emphasis on dumpsters in order to mitigate rodent activity. The draft regulations require more information and controls for private dumpsters, such as providing owner and hauler information so that it is easier to communicate with residents / businesses when problems arise.

Other changes include aligning the language with updated State Sanitary Code language and strengthening enforcement.

In addition, the Solid Waste Advisory Committee will be providing feedback on the draft regulations at the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar by visiting:

Draft Regulations can be found on the Public Health & Human Services Department website here.